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Aconitum

Aconitum spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Aconitum Overview

A genus of over 250 herbaceous perennial plants commonly known as wolfsbane or monkshood. Growing in mountainous regions, this genus is fully hardy and would suit a rock garden or border planting. They bear pretty hooded purple flowers in summer on upright stems, but all parts are highly toxic and handling the foliage may irritate skin.

Common problems with Aconitum

How to propagate Aconitum

Division

Propagation is by division in the autumn, every 2-3 years.

Seed

Seed in the autumn.

Other uses of Aconitum

Rock gardens and borders.

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